Devils' Tom Fitzgerald pulls out of contention for Hurricanes GM job
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Cross another name off the list of potential hires for the vacant general manager's position with the Carolina Hurricanes.

New Jersey Devils assistant general manager Tom Fitzgerald has pulled out of the race for the job, he told Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman.

"This is nothing against Tom Dundon," said Fitzgerald. "I am very happy in New Jersey and this is not the right time for me."

Fitzgerald joins Nashville Predators AGM Paul Fenton and Los Angeles Kings AGM Mike Futa as executives who were considered for the job but have since pulled their name out of the running.

Earlier in the day, Friedman reported that former Vancouver Canucks AGM Laurence Gilman, Buffalo Sabres AGM Steve Greely, and Hurricanes AGM Mike Vellucci were among the remaining candidates.

Fitzgerald has served as the Devils' AGM since July 24, 2015.

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